Body of missing 98-year-old Wadsworth woman discovered in closet of home

WADSWORTH, Ohio -- Wadsworth police confirm they found the body of a missing 98-year-old woman in a "hidden location" in her home.

The Fox 8 I-Team confirms the body of Margaret Douglas was found in a closet, and her death is considered suspicious.

Margaret M. Douglas (photo from Wadsworth police)

Douglas was reported missing from her home on Portage Street around 9 a.m. Monday. An out-of-town relative called police after learning that Douglas' friends had not been in contact with her in nearly four days.

Officers determined that Douglas was last seen at her home last Thursday.

In a press release, Wadsworth police said after the initial call, officers did a walk-through of her home but didn't see any evidence of foul play.

The body was discovered after another search of the home.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation arrived and assisted Wadsworth police with processing the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

In a Facebook post, Wadsworth police had asked neighbors living in the area to check their porches, under their decks, garages, sheds, and any other area a person could easily hide.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Wadsworth Police Department at 330-334-1511.

Stay with Fox 8 News and for updates on this developing story.